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Critical Manufacturing named Dave Trail vice president, Electronics segment. He has more than 25 years’ experience in electronics manufacturing equipment, processes and MES software.
Justin Rohloff
Kurtz Ersa named Justin Rohloff field service engineer. He has 13 years’ experience at Rockwell Automation as a process engineer technician.
Karl Pfluke
KIC hired Karl Pfluke as regional sales manager for Eastern US and Canada. He has a degree in manufacturing engineering and is SMT process engineer certified.
MacDermid Alpha Electronics named Steve Williamson senior district sales manager.
Mercury Systems named Scott Mazur senior principal quality systems engineer.
Rob Crawford
MicroCare promoted Joe Ng (pictured) to operations manager, MicroCare Asia, and named Eric Lie Sticklers business manager, Asia.
Mirtec Europe named David Bennett managing director of Bentec to concentrate on Mirtec’s two main European-controlled territories: UK and India.
Naprotek named Paramjit Singh senior director, engineering / QMS.
Hartmut Liebel
Sanmina named Hartmut Liebel chief executive, succeeding Michael Clarke. He most recently served as president and CEO of iQor, and previously spent over 10 years at Jabil.
SMTA announced Kim Porter has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Joann Stromberg Student Leadership Scholarship.
Caroline Spencer
STI Electronics hired Caroline Spencer, Ph.D., as analytical lab manager. She has a bachelor’s in forensic chemistry and a doctorate in chemistry, with a focus on forensic applications.
Joy Weiss
Tempo Automation appointed Joy Weiss president and CEO. She most recently was vice president at Analog Devices, responsible for the data center and IoT businesses. She was also CEO of Dust Networks, Inviso, and president and GM of Nortel Networks’ Network Management division.
Universal Electronics named Walter Holle vice president of operations.
Chuck McFee
Z-Axis hired Chuck McFee as sales manager. He has more than 30 years of experience in technical sales, market development, marketing, and management at Sydor, QED, Zygo, Honeywell/Measurex, and GE Power.